chorda tendinea

[kawr-duh ten-din-ee-uh]

noun, plural chor·dae ten·din·e·ae [kawr-dee ten-din-ee-ee] /ˈkɔr di tɛnˈdɪn iˌi/. Anatomy.

any of the tendons extending from the papillary muscles to the atrioventricular valves and preventing the valves from moving into the atria during ventricular contraction.

Origin of chorda tendinea

1800–10; < New Latin: tendinous cord Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019